Dyce

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Coordinates: 57°12′11″N 2°11′31″W / 57.2031°N 2.1920°W / 57.2031; -2.1920

Dyce
Scots: Dyce
Dyce is located in Aberdeen
Dyce
Dyce
 Dyce shown within the City of Aberdeen
Population 5,811 [1]
Language English
Scots (Doric)
OS grid reference NJ885125
    - Edinburgh 99 mi (159 km) [2] 
    - London 408 mi (657 km) [2] 
Civil parish Dyce
Council area Aberdeen
Lieutenancy area Aberdeen
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Aberdeen
Postcode district AB21
Dialling code 01224
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Gordon
Scottish Parliament Aberdeen Donside
Website aberdeencity.gov.uk
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Dyce (Scottish Gaelic: Deis) is a civil parish and suburb of Aberdeen, Scotland, about 6 miles (9.7 km) north west of Aberdeen city centre, and best known as the location of the city's airport. It is on the River Don.

History[edit]

Dyce is the site of an early medieval church dedicated to the 8th century missionary and bishop St. Fergus, otherwise associated with Glamis, Angus. Today the cemetery, north of the airport, and overlooking the River Don, hosts the roofless but otherwise virtually complete former St. Fergus Chapel, within which Pictish and early Christian stones from the 7th–9th centuries, found in or around the churchyard, are displayed (Historic Scotland; open at all times without entrance charge).

The Chapel is a unicameral late medieval building with alterations perhaps of the 17th or 18th centuries. Two further carved stones, of uncertain (though probably early) character, were discovered re-used as building rubble in the inner east gable and outer south wall during the chapel's restoration. They were left in situ and are readily visible. A broken font, somewhat resembling a round-backed chair in its present condition, lies outside the church, and may also be of early medieval date.

The graveyard surrounding the old church was used into the 20th century, and retains almost no old gravestones. There is a small 'mort house' in one corner of the enclosure, which is adjoined by a modern extension, still in use for burials.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dyce
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5
(41)
6
(42)
8
(46)
11
(51)
13
(55)
16
(61)
18
(64)
18
(64)
16
(60)
12
(54)
8
(47)
6
(43)
11.4
(52.3)
Average low °C (°F) 0
(32)
0
(32)
1
(34)
3
(37)
5
(41)
8
(46)
10
(50)
9
(49)
8
(46)
6
(42)
3
(37)
2
(35)
4.6
(40.1)
Precipitation cm (inches) 8
(3)
6.6
(2.6)
5.8
(2.3)
5.8
(2.3)
6.4
(2.5)
5.6
(2.2)
8.1
(3.2)
7.4
(2.9)
7.9
(3.1)
9.4
(3.7)
9.4
(3.7)
8
(3)
88.4
(34.5)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Economy[edit]

BMI Regional has its corporate head office at Aberdeen Airport East in Dyce.[4] Halliburton has an office in Dyce.[5]

Dyce has one main shopping centre which is mainly an Asda store with a Boots chemist, a hairdresser, a pet shop, and a travel agent.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

Aberdeen Airport is located in Dyce.

Dyce railway station is served by First ScotRail and East Coast trains on the Aberdeen to Inverness Line.

There is an old railway line running from Dyce northwards past newmachar which has been converted for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

Education[edit]

The local secondary school, Dyce Academy has about 500 pupils. There is also a primary school, Dyce Primary School.

Parks and recreation[edit]

The area of Aberdeen has sports facilities including the local junior football team Dyce F.C who currently play in the Scottish Junior Football Association North Region and the cricket team. Dyce also have an amateur football team, currently named Dyce ITC Hydraulics in honour of its sponsors ITC Hydarulics also of Dyce. Dyce ITC currently play in the Aberdeenshire Amateur Association Premier League and play their home games at Pitmedden Road in Dyce.

Dyce (Aberdeen) Amateur Swimming Club (Est 1977), which runs its own Swim School for those wishing to learn to swim, is based at the Dyce Academy swimming pool. The Club and Swim School are both affiliated to the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association to help swimmers compete up to North District and Scottish National Level.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] 2009:Population of Aberdeen's Neighbourhoods
  2. ^ a b Indo.com. "How Far Is It?". Retrieved 2007-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Dyce, Scotland". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  4. ^ "General Conditions of Carriage." British Midland International. Retrieved on 28 December 2011. "British Midland Regional Ltd Registered Office Aberdeen Airport East Wellheads Drive Dyce Aberdeen AB21 7EU"
  5. ^ "Office Location." Halliburton. Retrieved on 13 January 2009.